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Federal Land Freedom Act of 2015

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Official Title as Introduced

To achieve domestic energy independence by empowering States to control the development and production of all forms of energy on all available Federal land.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/11/2015Introduced in House

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11/15/2016Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
03/16/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
02/11/2015Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/11/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Natural Resources02/11/2015 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources03/16/2015 Referred to
11/15/2016 Hearings by

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Introduced in House (02/11/2015)

Federal Land Freedom Act of 2015

This bill permits a state that has an established leasing, permitting, and regulatory program to: (1) declare to the Secretaries of the Interior, of Agriculture, and of Energy that it has either established or amended the program; and (2) seek to transfer to itself, and to implement, existing federal responsibilities for leasing, permitting, and regulating oil and natural gas development.

Any state action to lease, permit, or regulate oil and gas exploration and development shall not be subject to, or considered, a federal action, a federal permit, or a federal license with respect to specified administrative and environmental laws and is therefore exempt from them.

State-issued leases or permits must provide for: (1) the collection of royalties or other revenues in an amount equal to what would have been collected if the lease or permit had been federally issued, and (2) their deposit into the same federal account in which they would have been deposited if the lease or permit had been federally issued.

A state may collect and retain lease or permit application processing fees.